Where to next with Migrate


The Migrate API was one of the last initiatives in Drupal 8 and is still stabilising as we approach Drupal 8.2.x.

We all know the Migrate API is important and it was raised in New Orleans by Dries on the need to improve Migrate via better documentation, stabilisation and making it easier for common use cases outside of the upgrade path.

As one of the core maintainers for Migrate, i’d like to discuss:

  • Which areas are currently problematic and still needing attention?
    • Documentation
    • Upgrade UI
    • Multilingual
    • Drupal 7 to Drupal 8
  • What features would we like to focus on next?
    • Improved developer tools and runners
    • Users interfaces for running and building migrations
    • Improved performance
    • Drupal 8 to Drupal 8?
  • API Improvements
    • Better base classes for migrating from non-Drupal sources, current contrib tools
    • Abstracting the core of the API out into a PHP Library
  • Drupal 9.x ideas and more...

Session Track

Core Conversations

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 29 September, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
Liffey Meeting 4 | New Relic